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Steve Valiquette

Steve Valiquette

Goalie
BIRTHDATE: August 20, 1977
HEIGHT: 6' 6" BIRTHPLACE: Etobicoke, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: LAK / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 8th   (190th overall)

•  Turned aside 18 shots on Oct. 11 vs. Anaheim to record his fourth career shutout
Season Highs: Sv (26, 11/5); GS Stk (2, 11/5 - 11/7); W Stk (n/a); SO Stk (72:43, 10/11 - 10/19); Shootout Sv (n/a)
Career Shootout Record: 3-2, .614 Sv% (10-15)

Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Trophy (AHL - fewest goals against) (2005) (shared with Jason LaBarbera) Traded to Windsor (OHL) by Sudbury (OHL) with Paul Mara for Glenn Crawford, Kip Brennan and future considerations, December 16, 1997. Traded to Erie (OHL) by Windsor (OHL) with Jeff Zehr for Craig Jolbert, Jason Polera and Jeff Kapitanchuk, December 17, 1997. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 18, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 20, 2003. Claimed by Florida from Edmonton in Waiver Draft, October 3, 2003. Claimed on waivers by Edmonton from Florida, October 9, 2003. Traded to NY Rangers by Edmonton with Dwight Helminen and Edmonton's 2nd round compensatory choice (Dane Byers) in 2004 Entry Draft for Petr Nedved and Jussi Markkanen, March 3, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Yaroslavl (Russia), April 26, 2005. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1, 2006. Signed as a free agent by CSKA Moscow (KHL), July 15, 2010. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Bridgeport (AHL), November 19, 2011.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery